Former CalPERS CIO to Head Up Alaska Permanent

Russell Read is moving up to Juneau, Alaska. The former chief investment officer of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) is taking the CIO job at the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC). He was CIO at CalPERS from 2006 to 2008. After CalPERS, Read was CIO and deputy chief executive at Kuwait-based Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC).

Russell Read replaces Jay Willoughby as CIO of APFC who left for a role at The Investment Fund for Foundations (TIFF).

Read holds a Bachelor’s Degree and MBA from the University of Chicago and attended Stanford University to earn an additional Masters degree in Economics as well as a PhD in Political Economy.


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